Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Nerd Nest Challenge--Document Your Favorite Season

Happy Thursday! I'm over at The Nerd Nest with my take on this month's challenge. This month's challenge is to Document Your Favorite Season. You can check out my entire take on the challenge over here.

How are you documenting your favorite season?

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Currently List

Hello! It's Tuesday and it's time for another Currently List! For this month's currently list, I used the list that is in my Me & My Big Ideas Happy Planner.

Reading: As usual, I have been reading blog posts, articles, and a couple of reviews.

Planning: Can you believe that Halloween is next Monday? I have been busy planning for the holidays.

Watching: The Walking Dead is back and I am so happy. I can't believe what happened in the season premiere! I've also been watching Lucifer and Supernatural.

Trying: I have been trying to get some more rest, but also catch up on a lot of stuff.

Cooking: I have been making lots of pork chops and meatballs. I have been using my crockpot a lot.

Eating: I have been eating so much Halloween candy.

Drinking: I have been drinking so much hot chocolate. I have also noticed that I have been drinking a lot of soda and should cut back on that.

Thinking: I keep getting a lot of ideas for projects and haven't had a lot of time to get some done.

Pinning: I haven't been pinning a lot of stuff. I should probably update my Pinterest.

Crafting: I have been making cards, layouts and art journal pages/layouts. I made a couple of birthday cards and have worked on my creative team projects.

Going: We have been going to Six Flags a lot. I love the Halloween decorations that they have put up.

Loving: The weather has been really nice. It's been cool in the morning, but then warm in the afternoon.

Dreaming: Here's to hoping that I accomplish some big goals soon.

Feeling: I have been feeling sleepy, happy, frustrated...just all of the feels.

Listening: I am loving Sia and Kendrick Lamar's new song The Greatest. It is absolutely amazing!

Celebrating: I cannot believe that my little sister is now 17! I. Feel. Old!!!!!!

Improving: Slowly, but surely I am improving my schedule.

What are you currently up to? 

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Monday, October 24, 2016

10 Things That Made Me Happy Last Week

Happy Monday! Today I'm linking up with KrystenLindsay, and Charlotte for their weekly link up.

1. The Book of Life

2. Cinnamon Churros

3. My crockpot

4. Cooler weather

5. The Walking Dead (it's finally back!)

6. Super Mario Kart

7. Homemade chocolate chip muffins

8. Spicy chicken tenders

9. Crafting

10. Supernatural

What made you happy last week?

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Currently List

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another currently list!

Watching: I checked the news to see what the weather would be like for today and the rest of the week. I ended up watching it longer than I intended because a few of the news stories caught my interest.

Reading: As usual, I have been reading a lot of articles. I also need to catch up on some blog posts and finish reading my current book.

Listening: I love this song. I think Grace did a great job with her cover of this song.

Making: I'm still trying to get better at writing my blog posts in advance.

Feeling: I'm feeling much better, but now I have been feeling really sleepy. I've been taking more naps than usual and even when I try to get more rest, I still feel tired.

Loving: I love my pajamas. They are so comfortable and warm.

Planning: I still need to plan the rest of my week. I also need to plan to buy a new planner since my current one ends in December.

What are you currently up to?

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

October 2016 Freckled Fawn "Home" Kit Review

Hey! Hey! I received my Freckled Fawn kit last week and I absolutely love it! I know I always say that, but they really do a great job with their kits.

I was so excited when I finally received my kit. I knew what was in the kit because I saw some pictures on Freckled Fawn's Instagram. For some reason, I especially love all of the kits that come out in October. My favorite kit of all time is this one. I also love the October 2015 Woodland Kit.

This month's embellishment kit includes:

  • Glitter washi tape
  • A set of flair
  • A pack of leaf and star sequins
  • A sheet of puffy stickers
  • A sheet of chipboard stickers
  • A sheet of cardstock stickers
  • A set of acetate letters
  • A pack of wood veneer arrows
  • A set of cork frames
  • A silicone "Love Today" shape

My favorite items in the kit are the stickers, leaf and star sequins, wood arrows, and flair. I mean freaking cute are those houses? I usually don't use sequins in my projects, but the leaf sequins are adorable and I have an awesome project that I want to use them on. I definitely think that I will be purchasing a few of sticker sets and a couple of packs of the leaf sequins.

I can't wait to start working on some projects. I will be posting my projects on the blog as well as my Instagram.

Do you subscribe to Freckled Fawn? What was your favorite item?

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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Currently List

Happy Tuesday! It's time for another Currently List!

Watching: I recorded the debate and only watched about a half hour of it. I will have to watch the rest later once I calm down. I just can't even with this election. I've also been watching the news and have gotten some more information on the debate and other issues.

Reading: As usual, I've been reading blog posts, emails and lots of articles.

Listening: I love this song and I love that Michael Buble did a cover of the song.

Making: I'm hoping to get a lot of blog posts done this week.

Feeling: I'm feeling much better, but am still a little sick. I'm hoping that I am back to feeling 100% better by the end of this week.

Loving: It's been nice getting some extra sleep. I guess I shouldn't really call it sleeping was more like a nap, but I'm still happy to get some extra sleep.

Planning: I really need to get started on working on some Christmas cards. I also have to work on some watercolor paintings and a few other projects.

What are you currently up to?

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Monday, October 10, 2016

10 Things That Made Me Happy Last Week

Hello! Happy Monday! Today I'm linking up with KrystenLindsay, and Charlotte's weekly link up.

1. Halloween candy

2. Halloween decorations

3. Six Flags

4. Ice Cream

5. The weather

6. Spending time with my boys and husband

7. Me time

8. Scary movies

9. Blankets

10. Hot chocolate

What made you happy last week?

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Currently List

Happy Tuesday! Today you may notice something a bit different about my currently card. Normally, I use Kristin's Currently cards, but I ran out of the cards and forgot to order some in advance. I decided to use my Currently stamp set that Kristin sells to make my own cards. I love how you can decide what you want to include in your card.

Watching: I decided to catch up on the news and saw some interesting things.

Reading: It's October so you know I have to read The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.

Listening: An oldie, but a goodie.

Making: I have been craving a lot of seafood so today I'm making shrimp tacos for dinner.

Feeling: I'm still sick, but I am feeling a bit better.

Loving: I was so happy to get some much needed extra sleep. This is probably why I am feeling better.

What are you currently up to?

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Monday, October 3, 2016

30 Days of Lists--September 2016--Lists 26-30

Happy Monday! I can not believe that it is already October and 30 Days of Lists ended just a few days ago. As promised, I will be sharing my last set of lists today.

Day 26: Signs the seasons are changing...

  • Leaves are changing colors
  • Cooler weather
  • Stores are putting out holiday items
  • Pumpkin everything

Day 27: I wish I had a photo of...

  • My grandparents

Day 28: Daily Rituals...

  • Coffee or hot chocolate
  • Check the weather
  • Shower and brush teeth
  • Get the boys ready
  • Breakfast
  • Send boys to school
  • Clean and cook
  • Check social media
  • Check emails
  • Blog tasks
  • Spend time with the boys and husband
  • Create
  • Watch TV
  • Prepare for the following day
  • Homework with the boys
  • Bedtime routine
  • Sleep

Day 29: Favorite Scary Movies

  • Insidious films
  • The Purge: Anarchy
  • The Mist
  • Dawn of the Dead
  • The Descent
  • The Woman in Black
  • The Conjuring
  • Sinister
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street

Day 30: What I Want To Finish Before 2017

  • My wedding album
  • My Project Life album
  • A few mini albums
  • An art collection
It has been so much working on this round of 30 Days of Lists. I really loved seeing everyone's take on the prompts.

Did you participate in 30 Days of Lists?

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